Ganglioside for Irritable Bowel Disease and Resistant Diarrhea

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Inflamatory bowel disease (IBD) comprises a group of autoimmune conditions that cause inflammation of the intestines. There is no cure for IBD, which requires a lifetime of care, and accounts for over $1.7 billion in health care costs. Some examples of IBD are Crohn’s Disease and colitis. C.difficile, commonly called C-diff, is considered a “superbug” […]

Study of ELISA Test Critical as Food Allergies Rise

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Are processed foods safe for people with allergies? Between milk allergies and peanut allergies, commercially-processed foods can be problematic for many people, particularly kids; allergy is the fifth most common chronic disease in the United States, and the third most common in children. Also, according to the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, the incidence […]

Role of the Brain in Chronic Pain: Painfully Absent in Medical Curricula

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In spite of astonishing medical discoveries in the treatment of chronic pain, the faculty of medical schools in the United States and Canada largely ignore the study of pain management. The Neuro Orthopedic Institute in Australia is planning an international conference in  April 2012, in the hopes of promoting education about chronic pain among both medical […]

Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics and the Global Obesity Crisis

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Although nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics hold immense promise for the prevention of chronic disease and obesity, we are advised not to put away our running shoes.  An expert in the field provided Decoded Science with her private opinion that “…a nutrigenomic ‘pill’ instead of physical activity is a fantasy.” Decoded Science recently interviewed Professor Maria Koziolkiewicz, […]

New Diet Method May Prevent Breast Cancer: Intermittent Low-Carbohydrate Diet

A two-day intermittent diet may help prevent breast cancer. Image of breast cancer cells by Itayba

An ingenious new method of dieting may help tip the scales against breast cancer. Studies demonstrate that breast cancer may be preventable, by following a two-day-a-week low-carbohydrate diet. The cancer prevention diet was announced at the CTRC– AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on December 8, 2011, by Michelle Harvie, author of two studies of the intermittent […]

Protein Arginine Reduces Obesity and Insulin Resistance

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Soaring rates of obesity and diabetes have resulted in a sea-change in diet recommendations. The American food pyramid now includes a greater role for plant-based foods, and there has been a call for the United Kingdom to convert to a plant-based diet. Is a plant-based diet adequate for our nutritional needs? Meat-eaters may be surprised to learn […]